Innovation Law and Policy in the European Union
The book provides a critical overview of innovation policy in Europe and a synopsis of the current institutional framework of Europe shaped after the Europe2020 strategy and in view of the upcoming Horizon2020 agenda. What emerges is a rather gloomy outlook for the future of Europe's innovation, unless EU institutions and Member States will decide to streamline existing policies and build a "layered" model of innovation, in which governments act as investors in key enabling infrastructure such as ICT and education; as enablers of large technology markets where researchers and entrepreneurs can meet; and as purchasers of innovation when key societal challenges are at stake. The book contains proposals for the future innovation strategy of the EU and a specific analysis of areas such as the unitary patent, the transfer of technology (particularly as far as climate-related technologies and IP markets are concerned), standardization, and the digital agenda.
The most up-to-date and comprehensive picture of innovation policy in EuropeA new approach that blends arguments of law and economics Provides empirical findings on each topic dealt withProvides concrete policy suggestions and a roadmap for multi-level governance of innovation in the EUThe first comprehensive text on innovation policy after the launch of the EU2020 strategy